Short Mat Bowling (2nd Edition) - An illustrated guide to this challenging sport
Aims to introduce 'short mat bowling' to both the new player and the outdoor player who is trying out Short Mat Bowling. It also aims to try and prevent them from developing bad habits and to show ways to get round difficult playing situations, while also providing food for thought for the more experienced players.
- Paperback | 30 pages
- 01 Apr 2006
- New Generation Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations
About Roy Wiggins
Roy Wiggins lives in Oxfordshire. Married for over 50 years, with three sons, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He left school in 1944 to become an apprentice with The Gramophone Company in Hayes. Then joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Telegraphist in 1946 where he served on various ships and Shore establishments around the world, including a 2 half year commission in the West Indies on the cruiser, HMS Glasgow. He left the Navy in 1959 to join the Aircraft Industry for several years. Thence to the Machine Tool Industry. Finally, as MD of his own Company, retiring in 1994. He took up Outdoor Bowling at Esso Bowling Club in 1990 and became Captain of the Club in 1996 for the next three years. The club changed it's name to Milton Hill Bowling Club in 1999 and was officially opened on a new site in 2003. He set up the Milton Hill web Site in 2002 - (which includes a Bowls book covering the fundamentals of the outdoor game) After that he created another web site for one of his other interests, Freemasonry and now maintains both sites. Cutting back on the outdoor game because of knee problems in 1999, he started playing the less strenuous game of Short Mat Bowls at the Harwell Short Mat Bowls Club. His experience outdoors stood him in good stead and he quickly adapted and became a regular Skip. After unsuccessfully searching the Web and elsewhere to find any books on Short Mat Bowls, an enforced lull following a knee replacement, gave him time to think about writing this book. Now, after a second knee replacement he is able to continue with League games in Oxford and the Wantage & District Cup matches and other competitions.